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And now -- gonna be talking about a very young how lance.
-- -- be an out in the western is now in LA ready for us the national film festival for talented youth we have the co-founder Jesse Harris.
And executive directors that thank you so much for being with us to -- to -- Thanks for having.
Now I want somebody that's of all perfect timing if it's coming up later in the month but explain what it is now this -- an opportunity.
The ages seven to twenty to you.
Yeah I mean basically the directors -- have to be -- younger.
And it's it's going -- the largest -- don't -- on the world and so shelled out 200 films from young directors every year.
The city we have films from twenty different countries and forty different states represented.
And it's it's basically -- showcase of the next generation of filmmakers and talented directors shall.
And just took one last thing on that age -- Sunday youngest filmmaker that you have this year is.
It how cold and what are they submitting.
Syria has seven years old this area and they're -- -- actual films I mean.
We we did hundreds and hundreds of dumps nearly 700 films submitted to the -- every year.
And that we don't screen everything we get I mean films again -- the fassel are really get in there actually are seven and eight year olds making.
Great little short films and they play well name the last two years ago one of -- 11 of the awards festival south.
It's amazing what and who are making these guys.
Fantastic and now let's also talk about what's there for them because it's -- it's just like any other film festival that we hear about it has screenings you also have.
Opportunities to network Phyllis -- not all the events that you have going on.
So they had just -- being in -- -- puzzles -- imagine you know Sundance but for the young filmmakers up and coming directors out.
There's parties -- -- -- working with industry leaders -- making panels.
And there's a 200 plus films made by talented young directors -- -- the next big you know director says.
But -- -- filmmakers don't fans just it's a wonderful fun weekend.
And now have you seen a lot of skewed filmmakers tennis -- go out into the world and we have graduate into the film industries and is -- means taking what they learn dirt an opportunity that they got from the festival and really being able to use that for a job.
So it's only I mean most of project has gone on there working there now -- New York on they're making films of their own.
On an hour she's starting to see actual you know celebrities -- people have.
How films in the fast on this year Heather Morris from -- action directive donuts and fast rules so it's it's kind of a mix of now.
Just young people all different kinds of walks of life you know having fills in the Basilan and getting your stuff sounds.
And then let's talk about how this started the started with you and was this after you kind of caught a break he decided hey you know either.
Young filmmakers really need a break in this industry it's not easy.
Yet totally I basically -- my parents that they should giving my college money to to make a feature film rather than going to film school or college.
And -- after a lot of convincing.
They finally say yes and I made this dumbest features found they got out there and -- what happened was -- got a young filmmakers from all over the country -- of the world heard about mean reached out mean basically.
And you realize this -- -- -- -- people like me who are talented young people who wanna be directors -- filmmakers but there's there's no resources or or -- time to help them sell.
We just kind of got together and started this about five years ago and it's exploded and now place and it's the largest -- focussed on the world.
Fantastic and I -- -- care Tyre comes a living life let's talk about the story of this and you were seventeen you wrote directed financed it.
And you've got a release schedule for it which apparently is very rare.
Yes definitely I mean it was I was incredibly lucky we've got picked up -- saw -- -- -- played a couple cities of theaters and internationally.
Yeah resist it was a drama was about -- kids whose diagnosed with cancer and kind of what he does in his life after that those as dramatic you know but I was more just kind of I was never expecting to happen when there's more is kind of a project to learn how to become filmmaker and it just happened to kind of take offense.
Be successful so it's -- shows the power that you know something out.
So -- and then what's best piece of advice they mean that you we give to aspiring filmmakers considering that you've now done.
He did so much when you're seventeen you're still working to help them that you know I hearings now.
Sir I mean.
I think the biggest thing is if you really are passionate about and you really want to be atomic Gary you know you can't you just have to work really hard at it and feature -- -- by as pleasant as mayor proposes possible you know and I think it just yet from the filmmakers -- -- -- -- been bustle.
It's it's you really can't breaking -- and you really can't do this if this is something or -- -- about.
And I wanna ask what you're -- -- you next where you go from here because -- also names.
By variety as one of 25 -- he transformed youth entertainment and 2009 so what do you have going on in 2011.
Well you know the vessels coming in a few weeks and then for me personally.
I'm I'm -- -- injecting a lot of commercials and working as a short films and that sort of thing.
But you know is twenty growing as fast -- easy to do my own kind of filmmaking process.
And then where it'll go for more information on the festival tells them the -- -- and where it's located and all that.
Sir yes of the -- is in Seattle it's the end of the month April 28 through May first.
Like seriously about 200 films and you can go to nifty dot org which is an -- -- TY dot org and -- didn't seem to schedule and watched clips and you know -- more information.
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